The Enduring Friday Night Lights

It’s been thirty years since the Permian Panthers failed to clinch the Texas state championship game and their story still ripples through pop culture. There is the book, a movie, and a five-season TV series that followed shortly after. A fair amount of people only know the latter, unaware of the movie, not to mention… Read More The Enduring Friday Night Lights

A Life in Hand: Tranströmer’s Brief, Resounding Memoir

The size of Tomas Tranströmer’s poetic memoir is initially striking: a book the size of a hand distinguished itself amongst the others at the local bookstore. Then a sticker: “2011 Nobel Prize Winner.” Sold. One could read a Nobel Laureate’s autobiographical montage without spilling out hours necessary for other classics. Maybe in a day. The… Read More A Life in Hand: Tranströmer’s Brief, Resounding Memoir